X Factor 2011: Tulisa reveals her 'emotional breakdown' in final auditions

Tulisa Contostavlos 2011

If you've been paying attention to The X Factor this year, you probably won't have missed shots Tulisa in floods of tears during upcoming previews for the show. The N-Dubz star has revealed just why she was reduced to tears, in scenes to air during this weekend's final auditions.

Tulisa is seen with her head down on the judging desk crying as fellow new judge Kelly Rowland offers her a supporting hug, following [tag]Michelle Barrett[/tag]'s audition.

Talking about what is quite possibly set to be the most emotional audition yet, Tulisa explained: “This one person performed and all the emotions built up.

"It was overwhelming – they really got me, then there was the realisation I was actually doing the X Factor, that my life had changed, and it all came out.”

And the feisty hip hop songstress also joked she was set to out-do Cheryl’s tears on the show.

"The last thing I thought was that I’d be crying on national TV,” she added. “It happened early in the auditions and it wasn’t just a Cheryl tear. We’re talking floodgates. I couldn’t stop."

It won't be the first time we've seen tears on The X Factor, with [tag]Jade Richards[/tag] audition leaving even [tag]Louis Walsh[/tag] blubbing!

The X Factor 2011 auditions conclude this Saturday and Sunday on ITV1

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